Southwestern Deserts

March, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Spring Planting Festival
Diverse workshops, lectures and even concerts highlight this Sedona, Arizona festival held from March 12 through March 20. On Saturday, March 19, the day-long Native Plant Workshop features two keynote speakers: Bill McDorman (Seeds Trust) will talk on "The Reasonable Landscape" and Jeff Schalau's (University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension) topic is entitled "The Agriculture/Environment Connection: Producing Safe Food and Clean Water While Conserving Local Ecosystems." For complete details, visit Gardens for Humanity at

Clever Gardening Technique

Turn Seedlings
When starting seeds indoors in natural light from a window, turning pots one-quarter turn daily will prevent seedlings from leaning towards the sunlight and becoming "leggy."

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